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Renton Winter Weather Update

 
Emergency Operations Center Activated
Daytime Warming Shelter Hours at Senior Center Hours to 9:00 pm
Shelter Information posted in multiple languages at Neighborhood Schools

Renton, WA: Renton is currently under an Ice Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service. Public Works crews have been working 24 hours to maintain open roads. A map of the city’s snow plow routes is available on the city’s website at rentonwa.gov.

Sheltering
Daytime warming shelters hours have been extended -- Renton Senior Center, 211 Burnett Ave N, Renton from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the Renton Community Center, 1715 SE Maple Valley Hwy, will stay open until 5 pm. The city is not providing transportation to the shelter. Individuals should bring their own snacks, beverages, and entertainment materials with them to the shelter. Children must be supervised at all times. Animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in the warming shelters.

A cold weather shelter at the Harambee Church will remain open tonight, from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.


Power Outages
There are power outages throughout the Puget Sound region including areas in Renton. Puget Sound Energy reports that electricity may be out for two or more days. Please prepare your home for the coming days.

Traffic Signals
With power outages some of the city’s signalized intersections are currently not working, and more signals may lose power. The intersections without power include:
Carr Rd/106th Place
NE 128th/156thNE
140th Way SE/SE 158th
Old Benson/Benson
Traffic laws require that unlighted signals be treated as 4-way stops. .

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, NEVER use a generator indoors, in garages or carports. Also, NEVER cook or heat inside on a charcoal or gas grill.

Road Closures

4000 NE Sunset at Union
192nd Ave from Talbot to 120th
600 Taylor NW
10910 SE 181st
18600 112 Ave SE
NE Sunset Bl/Union

Emergency Operations Center
The City of Renton Emergency Operations Center is open at this time. In case of a true emergency, please dial 9-1-1.


Garbage, Recycling Services
There will be no garbage, recycling or yard waste collection today. Contact Waste Management for the updated schedule. http://wmnorthwest.com/renton

Other Closures and Updates
• Renton Municipal Airport is closed today.
• KCLS library branches in Renton are closed today. Please contact KCLS for more information.
• Renton History Museum is closed today.
• City of Renton Municipal Court is closed today.
• City of Renton recreation classes are canceled.
• Maplewood Golf Course is closed.
• All gated parks remain closed at this time.
• The Cedar River Trail in Renton is closed.

Updates and Alerts
For updates visit the city's website at rentonwa.gov, click on the critical emergency information page. Also follow the City of Renton’s Facebook page